Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Crab nebula  ·  M 1  ·  NGC 1952

Image of the day 01/04/2018

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    Crab Nebula (one decade time-lapse movie), 



    
        

            DetlefHartmann
    Crab Nebula (one decade time-lapse movie)
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    Crab Nebula (one decade time-lapse movie)

    Image of the day 01/04/2018

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      Crab Nebula (one decade time-lapse movie), 



    
        

            DetlefHartmann
      Crab Nebula (one decade time-lapse movie)
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      Crab Nebula (one decade time-lapse movie)

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Selfmade 443/2048 Newtonian f4.6
      Imaging Cameras
      SBIG ST-10XME
      Mounts
      Sideres85
      Filters
      SBIG CFW-9
      Accessories
      Baader RCC-1 Coma Corrector · SBIG AO-8
      Software
      PixInsight
      Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
      Selfmade 443/2048 Newtonian f4.6
      Guiding Cameras
      SBIG ST-10XME

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Sept. 29, 2008 ·  Sept. 23, 2009 ·  Sept. 12, 2010 ·  Sept. 26, 2011 ·  Sept. 16, 2012 ·  Oct. 5, 2013 ·  Sept. 22, 2014 ·  Sept. 12, 2015 ·  Sept. 28, 2016 ·  Nov. 1, 2016 ·  Sept. 22, 2017
      Frames:
      386x300" (32h 10') -25°C
      Integration:
      32h 10'
      Avg. Moon age:
      11.52 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      6.06%
      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
      2.00
      Mean SQM:
      21.40
      Mean FWHM:
      2.26

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 1870879

      RA center: 05h34m32s.6

      DEC center: +22°0057

      Pixel scale: 0.343 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 0.080 degrees

      Field radius: 0.105 degrees

      Resolution: 1920x1080

      Data source: Own remote observatory

      Description

      Over the past 10 years I have worked to create my "astronomical lifework" at my remote observatory at the "Emberger Alm" in Austria. The same equipment (0.44 m Newtonian telescope, SBIG ST-10 XME, AO- was used all the time. Now eventually I have finished the "Crab Nebula one decade time-lapse movie". 386 single L (bin 1x1), R (bin 2x2), G (bin 2x2), B (bin 2x2) frames with a total integration time of 32 hours were combined with 10239 calibration frames (bias, darks, flats) into 10 color images, one for each year from 2008 to 2017. Strong high dynamic range processing and sharpening reveals the versatile movements of the white synchrotron radiation beside the normal expansion of the red filaments. The 10 color images were finally combined to an animated gif with a frame duration of 150 msec.

      Please click at the image to see the animation in full detail!

      A short video with music you can find at vimeo: Crab Nebula (one decade time-lapse movie)

      Some simple science you can find at: Crab Nebula (some simple science)

      The computed expansion for a period of 150 years you can find at: Crab Nebula (computed Expansion 1950 - 2100), animated GIF

      A new video with music Crab Nebula (computed Expansion 1950 - 2100) is based on the 386 real images with a total integration time of 32 hours, recorded in the years 2008 - 2017.

      Exactly after 3 years: the continuation at: Crab Nebula (time-lapse movie 2008-2020).

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            DetlefHartmann